September and the start of the new school year are just around the corner. Come next week, some perhaps back already whether they like it or not, parents all over the UK and Ireland will be back to early mornings, packed lunches, school runs and homework. Those wanting a bit of extra help to ease that back-to-school stress and ensure family life runs smoothly, should check out this selection of new affordable tech from Groov-e.

Groov-e Apollo

Price: £29.99 Available from:

Perfect for students of any age – whether they’re doing homework on their computer, reading books before bed or chilling after a busy day in lectures – the Apollo is a stylish LED lamp, wireless charger and Bluetooth speaker in one.

Lightweight, flexible and USB powered, the touch-controlled Apollo can be used anywhere. To give a compatible mobile device some extra juice simply place it on the base of the lamp for safe charging with no messy cables. Simply connect to the Apollo via Bluetooth and users can hear their favourite tunes around the room through the built-in 3W speaker.

The Apollo provides a warm LED light with three colour settings making it a must-have for any desk or bedside table.

Groov-e Athena

Price: £34.99 – Available from:

The sleek and stylish Athena will help to make sure the kids are never late for school and that university students don’t miss any early lectures! More than just an alarm clock, features include:

  • Wireless charging – putting an end to fiddly cables, simply place a compatible mobile device on top of the Athena for quick and easy, wireless charging whilst asleep.
  • Nightlight – with three brightness settings, users are able to choose the level of light they require through the night. Ideal for children who prefer to not sleep completely in the dark.
  • Calendar display – even if users wake up sleepy they can be sure to know what day it is.

The Athena is a handy alarm clock that provides users with all the essential night time functionality they need in one handy product.

Groov-e Light Curve

Price: £39.99 – Available from:

Waking up is often hard for many of us, especially at the start of term, but with the Light Curve wake-up light, alarm and radio, users can start their day a little easier.

The light, which mimics natural daylight, will come on at the selected time, starting off gently and gradually getting brighter until it’s at the optimum level to help rouse sleepy-heads up. When it’s actually time to get out of bed and get ready for school, a chosen alarm sound or radio station will also be activated to help users wake fully.

Additionally, for those who have trouble going to sleep, the sunset stimulation mimics the end of the daylight, helping users ease into a relaxing light as they head into slumber.

For those who like to read or need the light on darker mornings to get ready, the Light Curve has 10 levels of brightness using its LED lamp. And for those who want to create more of an atmosphere, one of the seven coloured mood lighting options can be selected.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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